Italian Style Rice and Beans

1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added fire roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15-oz.) can no-salt-added Great Northern beans or cannellini
          beans, drained
3/4  cup (1/2 of 8.8-oz. bag) Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value
          Organic Long Grain Brown Rice (ready in 10 minutes)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Fresh black pepper to taste
Nutritional yeast  (optional)

Put the diced tomatoes (don't drain), the beans (drained), and
instant rice (uncooked) in a medium saucepan. Season with
Italian seasoning and black pepper.

Place the saucepan over medium-high heat and allow to come to a
simmer, stirring occasionally.

Simmer for 10 minutes until rice is cooked.

Top it off with a bit of nutritional yeast, if desired.

NOTE: Leftover cooked brown rice can be used and heated with
the other ingredients. Serve with a side green salad and/or
Garlic Toast (click here).